UPS to expand DFW presence with $200m package facility

UPS has unveiled plans to build a new $200m package operations facility in Arlington, Texas, to cater for growth in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
UPS said the facility would span more than 1.1m sq ft on more than 110 acres and is scheduled for completion in 2018.
UPS’s Red River District president Craig Wiltz said: “The new Arlington building is part of the strategic investments UPS is making to dramatically improve the efficiency and connectedness of our hubs, package centers and transportation network.
"This project is part of our ongoing efforts to keep pace with rapidly evolving demands of e-commerce customers in Texas, across the US and around the globe.
“Combined with the other UPS facility projects in the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio areas, the additional capacity addresses the rapid expansion of both residential and commercial demand, as well as sustains a strong employee base in the area.”
UPS said the facility would utilise new technology that increases the accuracy of data collection for reliability and processing flexibility as packages transit through the facility.
"Advanced package scanning and sortation equipment allows dynamic changes to route volume through the building or directed to other facilities," the company said. "This minimises unexpected delays due to weather or volume surges and efficiently manages processing capacity in the region."
The UPS network in the Dallas-Fort Worth area includes eight package delivery facilities, an air gateway, ground freight, and supply chain logistics centers including healthcare logistics.

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